Arts and Humanities Courses After 12th

If you have a certain interest in subjects like English, Political Science, Geography, History and Economics, then arts is the perfect stream for you. There are many students and their parents who have a misconception and misplaced prejudice when it comes to the field of arts as it is considered as a dull stream for most of the Indian parents but these people are unaware that there a lot of opportunities waiting for you when it comes to the real world scenario in the field of arts. In fact, the students who are studying arts have exceptional opportunities for professional competitive exams like UPSC civil service examination. So if you comprehensively study subjects of arts during your schooling, it can definitely help you to crack competitive entrance examinations.

Subjects offered for Arts or Humanities

Mandatory Subjects: History, Geography, Political Science and English.

Non-Compulsory Subjects: Economics, Psychology, Sociology, dance, music, Fine arts, multimedia, fashion designing, legal studies, graphic designing, physical education, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy etc.

Career Scope for Arts stream students-

Let’s talk about prospects of career and job opportunities for students of arts stream. Credits to the variance in this stream, students from the Arts background have a plethora of career options and employment opportunities. Students who have opted for arts stream can take teaching as their profession in the field or subject of their specialization. Similarly,  other employment opportunities related to the field of arts that can be explored are stated as designation actions like business managers, lawyers, musicians, dancers, artists, actor, businessman, economist, statistician, architects, fashion designers, writers, historian and archaeologist.

Students can also seek government jobs in different departments and ministries from arts stream. The UPSC civil services exam which is the most preferred qualifying exam for IAS, IPS, IFS and other high-level bureaucrats is also a top-notch career option among the students of Arts stream. Some other career opportunities that can be diversified in the field of arts are Banking sector recruitment exams, SSC / Staff Selection Commission Exams or competitive state exams to join the bureaucracy.

Courses to do after 12th  (Arts )

Courses

Duration

Eligibility

B.A -  Bachelor of Arts.

3 years

 10+2

B.B.A. –  Bachelor of Business Administration.

3 years

 10+2

B.M.S. –  Bachelor of Management Science

3 years

 10+2

B.F.A. – Bachelor of Fine arts.

3 years

 10+2

B.H.M. –  Bachelor of Hotel Management.

3 years

 10+2

B.E.M. –  Bachelor of Event Management.

3-4 years

 10+2

Integrated Law course – B.A.+L.L.B

5 years

 10+2

B.J.M.C– Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications.

2-3 years

 10+2

B.F.D. –  Bachelor of Fashion Designing

4 years

 10+2

B.El.Ed.–  Bachelor of Elementary Education

4 years

 10+2

B.P.Ed. –  Bachelor of Physical Education

1 year

 10+2

D.El.Ed. –  Diploma in Elementary Education.

3 years

 10+2

B.SW. –  Bachelor of Social Work

3 years

 10+2

Animation and Multimedia course

1-3  years

 10+2

B.RM. –  Bachelor of Retail Management.

3 years

 10+2

Aviation courses (Cabin Crew)

1- 3 years

 10+2

B.B.S .–  Bachelor of Business Studies

3 years

 10+2

B.T.T.M. – Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

3-4 years

 10+2

  • B. A - B. A stands for bachelor of arts. It is an undergraduate course that can be pursued either as a full-time graduate course or part-time through correspondence. It is not subject specific and one can choose the number of combination of subjects except for 1-2 subjects that are mandatory. The Combination of subjects can vary from institute to institute. There are six semesters in B.A course in which the candidate need to pass 5--6 subjects of their own choice, 1-2 compulsory subjects and three electives. Students can choose major and minor from any linguistic course like English, Hindi, or any foreign language. Other areas of subjects include psychology, sociology, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology,  religious studies and much more. . The course duration is of 3 years and the minimum eligibility to get admitted into a B.A course is passing 12th standard with an aggregate of 50 % marks.
Here are some of the best colleges available to do BA-
  1. Christ University, Banglore
  2. Fergusson College, Pune
  3. Madras Christian College, Chennai
  4. K J Somaiya College Of Arts & Commerce, Mumbai
  5. Presidency College, Chennai
  6. Loyola College, Chennai
  • B.B.A - It is a bachelor’s degree in business administration and commerce. This degree is designed to give students a broad knowledge of practical and theoretical knowledge of business skills. It also helps in enhancing your communication skills and decision-making capability regarding business. The main programmes included with bachelors in business administration are industrial training and practice, presentations, internships and interaction with business experts. The time duration pursue this course is three years and the minimum eligibility is passing higher secondary (10+2) with an aggregate of 50 % marks. There are many employment opportunities for aspirants seeking a degree in B.B.A with designations like finance manager, human resource manager, business administration researcher and much more.
  • B.F.A. - Also known as the bachelor in fine arts is a three-year undergraduate programme which deals with the design and aesthetics to objects of function in everyday use. It is a four year degree programme in some colleges with an integrated course offered in the first year of course and the rest of the three years offers specialisation in the area of design. After attaining a degree in bachelor in fine arts, a student gets trained in the field of industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, advertising, decorative art, functional art, photography, etc, it gives global exposure to students in print media, advertising and electronic media. The eligibility criteria attaining a degree in bachelor of fine arts is minimum aggregate marks of over 50 % in higher secondary exams. The area of employment for degree holders in B.F.A are Commercial art gallery manager, Community arts worker, Exhibition designer, Fine artist, Graphic Designer, Higher education lecturer, Illustrator, Printmaker and much more.
Topmost colleges to do this course are-
  1. Sir J J College Of Applied Art, Mumbai
  2. Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda, Vadodara
  3. College Of Fine Arts, Trivandrum
  4. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture And Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
  6. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi
  • Integrated Law course –( B.A.+L.L.B) - B.A.+L.L.B is an integrated course which can be defined as a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of legislative law. It is a five-year-long course which covers the analysis and study of subjects of arts and comprehensive study of legislative law. Some particular law courses included in B.A.+L.L.B can be stated as Administrative law, labour law, tax law, corporate law, criminal law, etc. this course is not only restricted to conventional theory as various mock drills for the practice of students are organized. There is the huge scope of employment after the successful completion of this degree such as the criminal lawyer, the corporate lawyer, labour lawyer, etc. the minimum eligibility is passionate g 12th standard with 50 % marks in aggregate. Some reputed institutes which are approved by the Bar Council of India also have their own entrance examination for the candidates to be able to get admission in an institute.
  • B.J.M.C - The full form of  B.J.M.C is bachelors in journalism and mass communication. It is a three-year undergraduate course that deals with the study of basic journalistic skills in mass media. This course exposes students to research and development in various technologies related to computer applications, software and hardware in print, radio, television and the internet. After the successful completion of course, students can start a full-time career in journalism or even enterprise in freelancing. The scope of employment is extremely vast in this field and the minimum eligibility to get admitted into this course is passing 12th standard with 50 % marks in aggregate.  

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